I always wanted to use Nutella in Brownies. It just seems like a good combo. I also love chocolate cheesecake. Two of my favorite things mixed together, chocolate and cheesecake! After my experience with the Nutella Blondies, I decided I had better get back to my “easy peasy” roots. I am not a Martha Stewart kind of gal, so doing things from scratch is not my forte. So, the inspiration is Chocolate Cheesecake and the result was Nutella Cheesecake Brownies, using a store bought box of brownie mix. I hope you enjoy!
Nutella Cheesecake Brownies
1 package store-bought brownie mix
1 package cream cheese
⅓ cup white sugar
1 cup Nutella
Prepare the store-bought brownies first according to the package directions. Then, take a baking pan (13 x 9) and grease it with butter, and pour in the brownie layer. In a separate bowl, combine your cream cheese, sugar, egg and vanilla extract, and blend with a mixer. With a spoon, spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the brownie mixture in the pan.
Microwave the Nutella in a glass bowl for about 20 secs. It should be pourable. Pour the Nutella on top of the cream cheese mixture in rows or glob drops. Next use a chopstick to swirl the Nutella into the cream cheese and brownie batter. Don’t overdo it. You want it to be marbled.
Then bake your yummy cheesecake brownies for 35 minutes at 350 degrees Fahrenheit.